Peter Pan

We waited to the very end to see this play so that Aiden could be as old as possible. At 3 and three quarters, he was barely there. But he did stay through the whole play and did not want to leave. He clapped for Tinkerbell and at the end and seemed to enjoy the experience, so it can be counted a success.

It did not live up to my memories of the Shaw production, which was Aiden’s father’s first experience of live theatre. Rob was a llittle older (5) and was riveted by the whole thing, in comparison to Aiden who squirmed and wiggled a lot. But I think Aiden had a point – I found parts of the production dragged and were not necessary. I would have cut the narrator entirely and picked up the pace.

The staging was quite good, amd I particularly loved the pirate ship. The fight scenes dragged, but Nana was fantastic.

The performances were all good of course – Sara Topham, Michael Theriault, Tom McCamus deliver regularly.

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About cathyriggall

Theatre junkie, who thinks live theatre is the ultimate form of living on the edge. You never know what will happen when an actor steps on the stage.
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2 Responses to Peter Pan

  1. Keith says:

    Yes, Aiden had a good time and wants to see more plays – so it was a success.However, through the haze of 25 years, the Shaw version seemed much better.The show was half-an-hour to long, and it was easy to see 30 minutes to cut. I am sure I squirmed more than Aiden.The pirate ship was great, particularly the entrance, the poor Amazons should make a complaint.The performances were generally good and I agree about Topham and, a very athletic, Theriault. Tom McCamus, not so much. After dominating the stage with his strut in Dangerous Liaisons, this performance seemed phoned in. He droned his way through the Barrie/Narrator role and was languid to say the least as Hook. Time for a break?

  2. Anonymous says:

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